Basic Academic Writing Course

Instructor: Elena Bazanova
Overall evaluation of the course – 9.4 out of 10
Overall evaluation of the instructor – 9.9 out of 10

This course definitely makes a breakthrough in understanding writing and thinking in English. More lessons are required!
Nadezda Shatrova
Engineer, teaching assistant
Department of Functional Nanosystems and High-temperature Materials of the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

Very interesting course. Good presentation of the material.
Tatiana Smetyukhova
PhD student
Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies


Elena Mikhailovna is an amazing teacher and a person. This course has given me a serious motivation to further develop my general and academic English skills. The course was informative, simple to understand and very funny! Thank You! I think that adding some classes devoted to oral presentations and academic communication will greatly enhance the course efficiency.
Svetlana Roshchenko
PhD student
The Department of Materials Science of Semiconductors and Dielectrics

Our instructor is very open and communicative. I have learn a lot of new material.
Elina Li
College of New Materials & Nanotechnology

Please, make the lessons a little bit shorter. At the end of the working day, it is really hard to think for 3 hours in a row.
Tamara Yudintseva
Functional Nanosystems and High Temperature Materials

Everything was excellent and I don’t know what else could be added.
Magomed Chapanov
Information Systems

Individual approach to each student. I’d suggest not to demand from students to write academic texts so that they could be read by people not involved in their field of study. Only people working in the same fields of science will mainly read all of the papers that students will write in future. This means that we should not explain the meaning of the processes and the terminology.
Viktor Sergevnin
Ph.D. student

Good knowledge of material, availability and clarity of presentation, excellent work with each student.
Anton Kutepov
Graduate student, lecturer
Mining Institute

A fantastic course! Very little should be changed. I will highly recommend the course and the instructor to each person who wants to improve their English. Elena really cares about her students and makes sure they understand the material and get something out of the course. I really liked the way the course discussions were carried out. This is one of the best courses I’ve taken at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”. Elena really wants us to understand the material. Her classes were very interesting and Elena is an incredible teacher. I want to thank the instructor for her kind personal attitude towards the students. Elena showed her great concern about how students could best benefit from the class. She wanted to make sure that the course was tailored specifically to our needs and interests. Despite of different English level, each student felt comfortable in class because the classes were Interactive and anyone could ask questions. Extra workshops improve my skills in public presentation. Besides, I clarified the additional requirements to publications in international journals. It would be great to have 2 classes a week to improve our level of English and to learn more!
Lyudmila Shchukina
Phd student
Metallurgy of steel and ferroalloys

The course was very interesting and useful for me. Thank you! Everything was perfect!
Vladimir Hatkevich

A very interesting and useful course for writing scientific papers.
Tatiana Nechaykina
Junior Researcher
Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Materials

This course was on one the best I have attended in Moscow due to following reasons:
1) The lecturer was knowledgeable in the field
2) She had a solid knowledge in teaching
3) The content of the course was optimally chosen to raise students with good understanding of how a scientific paper should be written.
Mehran Golizadeh
Master’s student
Nanofil Program, Metallurgy Department

I think this course must be passed by each young researcher.
Dmitry Valeev
Junior Researcher
A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy And Materials Science

I really happy to be as your student. I learned many things. I hope it will be continued.
Faezeh Alijan FarzadLahiji
Master’s Student
Quantum Physics Program, Physics Department

Want more!
Stepan Vorotilo
Master’s Student
Department of Powder Metallurgy and Functional Coatings

It was amazing. It’s so pity that we have already finished!
Pavel Grudinsky
Junior Researcher
A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy And Materials Science

A thoroughly prepared course that gives a deep understanding of English academic writing. Friendly atmosphere and personal touch.
Varvara Sosedova
English Teacher